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    What is your favorite spot in Hong Kong?

    Hard to believe, but there are a few spots in the city I quite like. Below is my list, but what is your favorite spot(s) in Hong Kong?

    1. Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden, Diamond Hill.
    Very beautiful and tranquil Chinese Tang dynasty style nunnery and garden. The place was built using traditional Chinese wooden construction techniques and offers visitors much needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    2. HAECO "spot".
    There is a spot at the western end of the airport next to the HAECO hangers where you can see across the Pearl River Delta. On clear days you can glimpse Macau, Zhuhai and the western shore of the Delta in the distance. Sometimes I just go there with my wife and look out across the expanse of water and watch the planes takeoff and land.

    3. Tai Long Wan, Sai Kung
    The beach with the best sand in the city. Not the easiest beach to get to without a boat, but it offers very clear water (for HK standard).

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    Ok, since no one has a favorite spot in HK, let's flip this question around, shall we? What is your least favorite spot in the city, or your most hated place in Hong Kong, somewhere you just can't stand?


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    Favourite: airport departure lounge

    Least favourite: arrivals


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler:
    Hard to believe, but there are a few spots in the city I quite like. Below is my list, but what is your favorite spot(s) in Hong Kong?

    1. Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden, Diamond Hill.
    Very beautiful and tranquil Chinese Tang dynasty style nunnery and garden. The place was built using traditional Chinese wooden construction techniques and offers visitors much needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    2. HAECO "spot".
    There is a spot at the western end of the airport next to the HAECO hangers where you can see across the Pearl River Delta. On clear days you can glimpse Macau, Zhuhai and the western shore of the Delta in the distance. Sometimes I just go there with my wife and look out across the expanse of water and watch the planes takeoff and land.

    3. Tai Long Wan, Sai Kung
    The beach with the best sand in the city. Not the easiest beach to get to without a boat, but it offers very clear water (for HK standard).
    Tough:

    In no specific order:

    Nature: Tai Long Wai, Lantau sunset peak, Lion's Rock, Ma On Shan perhaps
    Villages/Island: Tap Mun, Tai O, Pui O, clearwater bay perhaps
    City: south side, ICC top floors, Peak, Happy Valley, Kowloon Tong area

    Probably some other places I can recall at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler:
    Ok, since no one has a favorite spot in HK, let's flip this question around, shall we? What is your least favorite spot in the city, or your most hated place in Hong Kong, somewhere you just can't stand?
    Causeway Bay on Saturday afternoon. Mong Kok on Saturday afternoon. Preferably with API levels around 200.
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    Tuen Mun, Tung Chung, Tseung Kwan O, anywhere with similarly criminal town planning and remoteness without charm.

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    Favourite - the Coastal Defense Museum, the water fall in Pokfulam after a rainstorm, tai long wan, the playground on top of TST East Station, fire station on the Peak.

    Least favourite - just outside my office where all the smokers congregate, 3rd floor of 298 Computer Mall which is dead.

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    Partial list of favorite spots in Hong Kong:

    • Ng Tung Chai waterfalls
    • Man Cheung Po rock pools
    • Turtle Beach (when open)
    • Tai Long Wan beach (Sai Kung)
    • Tai Long Wan beach (HK Island)
    Last edited by emx; 12-08-2012 at 07:36 PM.
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    Been here at day, night and during rainstorms. No matter what time, it is awe inspiring and I love visiting it again and again :
    http://www.wsd.gov.hk/filemanager/en...k_main_dam.jpg

    Second choice : Standing on top of Siu Ma Shan and viewing the entire harbour.

    Third choice : Atop Dragons back at night, watching the fleet of fishing boats with bright lights on


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    I've been trying to narrow a long list of favorite places! Quite a few on my list are there for sentimental reasons (friendships, *lightbulb moments*, remembering how-things-used-to-be, and so on), so I don't expect anyone else to understand ...
    South Lantau Country Park, the geo-park area around NE New Territories, Walled City Park, the Harlech/Lugard Roads circuit, the white, colonial era house between Redhill Peninsula and Tai Tam harbour (I wonder who's living there now??), the back streets of Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun, Yau Oi and various other public housing estates, Perowne Barracks/ Crossroads Village, Kadoorie Farm.

    For least favorite places, the upper Peak Tram terminus, TST East (it started off totally soulless and has somehow become even more devoid of any "vibe" whatsoever) and Nathan Road between Salisbury Rd and Jordan Rd.

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